Local, state and national officials joined community members and leaders from the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) and Metrolink in welcoming the highly anticipated new service and the state-of-the-art clean-air passenger trains that will transform how commuter rail is operated in the Inland Empire and across the state.
Arrow has been more than a decade in the making, featuring new tracks, enhanced street crossings, quiet zones, and five stations along the 9-mile route between downtown San Bernardino and downtown Redlands.
Arrow will connect the East Valley of San Bernardino County to a multi-modal transit hub that can provide access to all points west. Five new stations will connect residents, businesses, and visitors to a variety of leisure, education, healthcare, and other destinations. The stations include San Bernardino-Downtown (Rialto Avenue and E Street), San Bernardino-Tippecanoe Station (between Victoria Avenue and Hardt Street), Redlands-Esri (across from the Esri campus), Redlands-Downtown (just north of the historic Redlands Santa Fe Depot), and Redlands-University (the south end of the University of Redlands campus).
“The launch of the Arrow Line signals the next generation of commuter rail service across our region. This clean-air service will help to improve air quality while providing direct access to the Metrolink system for tens of thousands of additional commuters in one of the fastest-growing population and economic centers in the nation,” said Art Bishop, President of the SBCTA Board and Mayor pro Tem of the Town of Apple Valley.
Metrolink is the owner and operator of Arrow. Metrolink will share Arrow schedule and fares on its communication platforms. For more information riders can text or call Metrolink at (800) 371-5465